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Abul K. Abbas, M.B. B.S.

Pathologist

Education

All India Institute Medical Sciences 1968

Residencies

Peter Brent Brigham Hospital, Pathology 1973

Fellowships

Harvard Medical School, Pathology 1975
National Institute for Medical Research, Immunology 1977

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Abbas AK, Benoist C, Bluestone JA, Campbell DJ, Ghosh S, Hori S, Jiang S, Kuchroo VK, Mathis D, Roncarolo MG, Rudensky A, Sakaguchi S, Shevach EM, Vignali DA, Ziegler SF. Regulatory T cells: recommendations to simplify the nomenclature. Nat Immunol. 2013 Apr; 14(4):307-8.
  2. Gratz IK, Truong HA, Yang SH, Maurano MM, Lee K, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Cutting Edge: memory regulatory t cells require IL-7 and not IL-2 for their maintenance in peripheral tissues. J Immunol. 2013 May 1; 190(9):4483-7.
  3. Gratz IK, Rosenblum MD, Abbas AK. The life of regulatory T cells. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013 Apr; 1283:8-12.
  4. Penaranda C, Kuswanto W, Hofmann J, Kenefeck R, Narendran P, Walker LS, Bluestone JA, Abbas AK, Dooms H. IL-7 receptor blockade reverses autoimmune diabetes by promoting inhibition of effector/memory T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 31; 109(31):12668-73.
  5. Park CY, Jeker LT, Carver-Moore K, Oh A, Liu HJ, Cameron R, Richards H, Li Z, Adler D, Yoshinaga Y, Martinez M, Nefadov M, Abbas AK, Weiss A, Lanier LL, de Jong PJ, Bluestone JA, Srivastava D, McManus MT. A resource for the conditional ablation of microRNAs in the mouse. Cell Rep. 2012 Apr 19; 1(4):385-91.
  6. Rosenblum MD, Gratz IK, Paw JS, Abbas AK. Treating human autoimmunity: current practice and future prospects. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Mar 14; 4(125):125sr1.
  7. Rosenblum MD, Gratz IK, Paw JS, Lee K, Marshak-Rothstein A, Abbas AK. Response to self antigen imprints regulatory memory in tissues. Nature. 2011 Dec 22; 480(7378):538-42.
  8. Abbas AK. A network of regulatory pathways in lepromatous leprosy. Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov; 141(2):127.
  9. Katzman SD, Hoyer KK, Dooms H, Gratz IK, Rosenblum MD, Paw JS, Isakson SH, Abbas AK. Opposing functions of IL-2 and IL-7 in the regulation of immune responses. Cytokine. 2011 Oct; 56(1):116-21.
  10. Katzman SD, Gallo E, Hoyer KK, Abbas AK. Differential requirements for Th1 and Th17 responses to a systemic self-antigen. J Immunol. 2011 Apr 15; 186(8):4668-73.
  11. Villarino AV, Katzman SD, Gallo E, Miller O, Jiang S, McManus MT, Abbas AK. Posttranscriptional silencing of effector cytokine mRNA underlies the anergic phenotype of self-reactive T cells. Immunity. 2011 Jan 28; 34(1):50-60.
  12. Barron L, Dooms H, Hoyer KK, Kuswanto W, Hofmann J, O'Gorman WE, Abbas AK. Cutting edge: mechanisms of IL-2-dependent maintenance of functional regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2010 Dec 1; 185(11):6426-30.
  13. Villarino AV, Gallo E, Abbas AK. STAT1-activating cytokines limit Th17 responses through both T-bet-dependent and -independent mechanisms. J Immunol. 2010 Dec 1; 185(11):6461-71.
  14. Katzman SD, O'Gorman WE, Villarino AV, Gallo E, Friedman RS, Krummel MF, Nolan GP, Abbas AK. Duration of antigen receptor signaling determines T-cell tolerance or activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 19; 107(42):18085-90.
  15. Dooms H, Abbas AK. Revisiting the role of IL-2 in autoimmunity. Eur J Immunol. 2010 Jun; 40(6):1538-40.
  16. Caretto D, Katzman SD, Villarino AV, Gallo E, Abbas AK. Cutting edge: the Th1 response inhibits the generation of peripheral regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2010 Jan 1; 184(1):30-4.
  17. O'Gorman WE, Dooms H, Thorne SH, Kuswanto WF, Simonds EF, Krutzik PO, Nolan GP, Abbas AK. The initial phase of an immune response functions to activate regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2009 Jul 1; 183(1):332-9.
  18. Lohr J, Knoechel B, Caretto D, Abbas AK. Balance of Th1 and Th17 effector and peripheral regulatory T cells. Microbes Infect. 2009 Apr; 11(5):589-93.
  19. Schmidt EM, Wang CJ, Ryan GA, Clough LE, Qureshi OS, Goodall M, Abbas AK, Sharpe AH, Sansom DM, Walker LS. Ctla-4 controls regulatory T cell peripheral homeostasis and is required for suppression of pancreatic islet autoimmunity. J Immunol. 2009 Jan 1; 182(1):274-82.
  20. Hoyer KK, Dooms H, Barron L, Abbas AK. Interleukin-2 in the development and control of inflammatory disease. Immunol Rev. 2008 Dec; 226:19-28.

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